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<div style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 20pt; text-align: center; font-style: italic;">Welcome to the Interactive Fiction Wiki</div>
 
<div style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 20pt; text-align: center; font-style: italic;">Welcome to the Interactive Fiction Wiki</div>
 
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{{Main announcement}}
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<td style="font-family: Times New Roman; width: 60%;" ><center><h2>Unfeatured Article</h2></center></td><td />
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<td style="font-family: Times New Roman;" ><center><h2>Feature Theme</h2></center></td></tr>
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<td style="border-right: 1px solid black; height:100%;">&nbsp;</td>
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<td style="vertical-align: top">{{Feature theme}}
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<tr><td style="font-family: Times New Roman;" ><center><h2>The Land of FAQ</h2></center></td><td />
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<td><center><h2>Check out these articles!</h2></center></td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Nick Montfort]] created the [[:FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]] article licensed under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license]. There is another article by [[David Fisher]] that lists [[Past raif topics]]. Check these articles out if you have a question. It's probably already been asked or the topic already discussed.</td>
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* See [[Craft]] for how-to articles.
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* See [[Theory]] for articles on IF concepts.
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* See [[Starters]] if you're new to IF.
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<!-- div style="border:3px black solid; text-align:center; margin-top:1em"><p style="font-size:150%">[[Inform 7]]: Public Beta</p>Released on April 30, 2006<br />http://www.inform-fiction.org/</div -->
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<!-- div style="border:3px black solid; text-align:center; margin-top:1em"><p style="font-size:150%">[[XYZZY Awards 2005]] results are in!</p>Best Game: ''Vespers'' ([[Jason Devlin]]; [[Z-code]]).</div -->
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<div style="border:3px black solid; text-align:center; margin-top:1em"><p style="font-size:150%">Play the [[IF Comp 2005]] games!</p>Voting deadline is November 15th</div>
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* Check out the [[IFWiki:Community portal|community portal]] for an overview.
<small>Previous features: [[11th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition]], [[Webcomics with IF content]], [[InsideADRIFT Summer Comp 2005]]</small>
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* Visit our list of [[:Special:Wantedpages|wanted pages]].
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* Read the [[Game reference (style guide)]] and other [[:Category:Style guides|style guides]].
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| style="text-align: justify; vertical-align: top;" | There is a [[Craft]] article that contains information on how to do things and a [[Theory]] article on a subjective definition of various interactive fiction concepts. There is a [[Starters]] article that can help new players and authors get going, and you might want to check out the [[Current events]] page for what's happening in the IF world. Check out the [[:Category:Examples of code|Examples of code]] category, where you can suggest code you'd like to see or donate your own code examples. There is always a list of the most linked to articles that have yet to be created also known as [[:Special:Wantedpages|Wanted pages]].
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New and old contributors should also look at the [[Game reference (style guide)]] page. For discussion on IFWiki style issues in general, please use the [[Category talk:Style guides|Talk]] page for the new [[:Category:Style guides|Style guides]] category.
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Latest revision as of 23:18, 28 May 2016

Welcome to the Interactive Fiction Wiki
Monday, December 17, 2018


Hey, everyone. As part of the cultural and ideological shift in interactive fiction, I shall be changing the Games category pages to refer to Works instead of Games. It's become increasingly obvious that works of interactive fiction aren't just games, but also what might be called stories, art pieces, and toys -- and possibly other sorts of things yet to be created. In truth, IF has included such non-games for quite some time, but we've collectively called everything "games" regardless. Unfortunately, calling all IF "games" has the unfortunate side-effect in thinking that works that aren't games don't belong. So, I'm changing our terminology. Discussion on this topic can be found at http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16906 . -- David Welbourn 17:24, 16 October 2014 (UTC)



Unfeatured Article

Feature Theme

"IF is now being written by many types of people, for many reasons, as freeware or for sale, and distributed in a wide range of places. It is harder than ever to follow what is going on, and also there is a greater than ever variety to the works and players."
--Emily Short, "Brief Bibliography about IF History," April 2016.

What's new in the IF scene:

Still going strong:

Previous features: IF Outreach, IF Cover Art Drive, ClubFloyd, One Room Game Competition.
 
Cities

The Land of FAQ

Check out these articles!

Nick Montfort created the Frequently Asked Questions article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. There is another article by David Fisher that lists Past raif topics. Check these articles out if you have a question. It's probably already been asked or the topic already discussed.  
  • See Craft for how-to articles.
  • See Theory for articles on IF concepts.
  • See Starters if you're new to IF.

Competition News

Contribute!

September 2018

  • 1: IF Comp 2018 The last date that authors can register their intent to enter.
  • 8: Results (probably) posted for IntroComp 2018.
  • 28: IF Comp 2018 Authors can upload their games to the competition site.

October 2018

November 2018

  • 15: IF Comp 2018 All votes must be submitted by the end of the day.

(more news at Competition news)

  You want to help edit the IFWiki? Great!